The course "Facade Planning" is a compulsory subject in the ClimateEngineering degree programme, but has also been open as an elective subject for many other degree programmes for several years, especially for architecture. The subject is the interdisciplinary treatment of one of the most important key points in building planning for mastering the building turnaround: Above all, it is the envelope of a building that determines the relevant energy and material flows for its life cycle.
It is precisely in this area that TRIQBRIQ is pursuing a fascinating approach: exterior walls that not only rely on renewable raw materials, but also store considerable amounts of CO2 as permanently as possible, thus demonstrating a way in which buildings can not only become climate-neutral, but even climate-positive. This new construction method is therefore an example of how the construction sector, previously one of the main drivers of climate change, could contribute to reversing the trend by using its great leverage to even have a positive effect in the long term. The major goal postulated by experts is: "Reforesting the Planet, Retimbering the City" (Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, April 2021).
"TRIQBRIQ is now a very well-known example of a sustainable and innovative start-up in the region. In every respect, it is a very good fit with the profile of our university: climate-competent - resilient - networked. We have therefore decided to open the event with the board and co-founder Max Wörner to other interested degree programmes and our HFT founding team PLAN-G."
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Cremers, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Design
"Innovative thinking and action are crucial for overcoming the challenges of our time, especially in the context of climate change. Young people play a central role in this, as they often have unconventional perspectives and creative approaches. It is up to us to encourage their creativity and support their ideas. Only through joint efforts can we overcome the challenges of climate change and secure a future worth living for generations to come."
What is TRIQBRIQ? - Building with nature TRIQBRIQ is a solid timber construction system. It consists of micro-modular wooden building blocks - the so-called BRIQs. These are manufactured with high precision using robot technology from inexpensive industrial and calamity wood. The individual BRIQs are stacked on top of each other on site and locked together using beech wood dowels. In this way, load-bearing exterior walls can be erected cost-effectively, flexibly and in a short time. Another advantage is that the BRIQs can be removed at the end of many of the building's usage phases and completely reused.
TRIQBRIQ therefore offers a holistically sustainable and recyclable alternative to conventional building materials. In terms of achieving climate targets in the construction sector and the sustainable life cycle of buildings, the construction system meets the objectives of the IBA'27 and could be used there. TRIQBRIQ, based in Stuttgart, is pursuing a vision that the company formulates as follows: "The consequences of climate change are global. Extreme events such as heatwaves, heavy rain, floods and storms are also occurring more frequently in Germany. We building materials manufacturers in particular have a considerable responsibility in combating this climate crisis. After all, the construction industry is responsible for around 40% of global CO2 emissions and generates 60% of the waste produced in Germany alone. These are alarming figures that make it clear that we urgently need a turnaround in the construction industry.
REGIONAL, RECYCLABLE, SUSTAINABLE
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